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Seljavallalaug

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Address: foot of the Eyjafjoll Mountains | Seljavellir, Skogar IS 861, Iceland

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Fantastic!

The hike to the pool is doable also with kids, and well worth the effort. Fantastic setting for a memorable swim with a mountain view. Water is warm even in the winter months, not... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The hike to the pool is doable also with kids, and well worth the effort. Fantastic setting for a memorable swim with a mountain view. Water is warm even in the winter months, not too hot like in the Secret Lagoon. The changing facilities are very primitive though, an extra towel or plastic bag below the feet would have helped... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was by far, the highlight of my trip. It's a bit confusing to find as there aren't any signs. Once you park, you've got a 15 minute hike to the pool. There's a creek to cross, but it's not overly complicated. The shack to change is isn't heated and there's no life guard. If you go to Iceland and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The water is warm, not hot. But the view is fantastic. The walk in involves crossing a river/stream which is much easier the further down stream from the pool you do it. We didn't stay in very long but hung out after eating our lunch. Fantastically beautiful!

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We happened to stumble across this pool when we noticed a bunch of cars driving down this random dirt road. Once you get to the parking lot it's about a 5-10 minute walk over rivers and streams (10 minutes walk if the tides are high) we went one night at about 5 pm and it was busy and the pool... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was one of my favorite spots in Iceland. Not crowded with tourists and you could simply enjoy nature. Park by the new pool and hike in 20-30 minutes. It's a fairly worn path. It's almost a straight line back into the valley. You'll be able to see the pool peaking out behind the hill on the left side near... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the dirtiest puddle of water I have ever dipped my finger in. It is warm indeed but I would not put my foot in there. A good walk and very photogenic.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The cool thing about this hot pool is that it's off the beaten track. Blue Lagoon it certainly is not. It's about a 20-minute walk from the parking lot (which is about 5 minutes on a pot-hole-ridden road off the Ring Road), and it's tucked into the base of a mountain. It's a beautiful spot, and I'd easily rate it... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We waited too late to go to see this so it was dark by the time we got there. You need to wear good shoes because part of the path requires hiking over lava rocks and streams. If you like rustic this is a good place for you. The water is not hot but pleasant. Rustic change rooms.

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Thank canadian57467
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I read some of the other reviews before my visit that said that it's not very warm. I should have taken this more seriously. The water is barely luke warm. In the corner there is some hot water that is piped in. If two of you want to really cuddle together in the corner, the side of your body facing... More 

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Thank Jordan001212
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

You need to drive down to the end of a dirt road and hike ~30 minutes up to the pool. You get some great views of the mountains on the way up and the pool was a highlight of our trip. It seems like a spot for locals; not fully maintained, but a great experience.

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